UK sheds 730,000 jobs because of the pandemic and wages are falling
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 London (CNN Business)The UK economy has shed 730,000 jobs since the coronavirus pandemic shuttered businesses in March, with the young, the old and the self-employed bearing the brunt of the unemployment crisis. The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday that there was a record drop in the number of workers over the age of 65 on company payrolls during the April-June quarter, while people under 24 were also hit hard. The...
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A Baloch political activist has told the United Nations that Balochistan is suffering a severe humanitarian crisis, having been in the throes of a ruthless genocidal conflict for the past two decades. While making an intervention during the 45th Session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Qambar Malik Baloch said, "The Pakistani army's sponsored death squads are roaming with impunity. A large number of Baloch youth has been the victim of forcible disappearances and extrajudicial killings. Thousands of them have fled to different countries in recent years". A senior member of London-Based Baloch Human Rights Council, Qambar said, "The military establishment of Pakistan and its clandestine agencies are kidnapping, torturing, and murdering activists and human rights defenders to counter the Baloch people's demand to exercise their right to self-determination. The recent killing of a student Hayat Baloch in Turbat testifies to that. He was brutally murdered by the Frontier Corps while his parents were forced to watch his unfortunate fate." He added, considering the gravity of the situation, we request this council to put a resolution in the Council to send a fact-finding mission to Balochistan to investigate the gross violations of human rights and subsequently, make the state military officials accountable for their crimes against humanity in Balochistan."
A Metropolitan Police officer shot dead inside a south London custody suite bya handcuffed suspect armed with a revolver has been named as 54-year-oldSergeant Matiu Ratana. Known as Matt to his family and friends, Sgt Ratana,who was originally from New Zealand, joined the force in 1991. He died inhospital after the 23-year-old gunman opened fire at Croydon Custody Centre insouth London in the early hours of Friday. The suspect, who had been arrestedfor possession of Class B drugs with intent to supply and possession ofammunition, also shot himself during the incident at about 2.15am and is in acritical but stable condition in hospital. No police firearms were fired andthe case is not being treated as terror-related.
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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has responded to a question about police practices during a statement outside New Scotland Yard. It comes after a police officer was shot dead by a man who was being detained at Croydon Custody Centre in south London. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Oliver remained the most popular name for boys in England and Wales for theseventh year in a row in 2019, while Olivia topped the girls’ list for thefourth year in succession, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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Former Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King says the Covid-19 pandemic is not the “death knell for clothing on the high street” following the latest retail sales statistics from the Office for National Statistics. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Britain has officially entered into the largest recession on record afterfigures showed the pandemic sent the economy plunging by 20.4% between Apriland June. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed the UK’s nosediveinto recession for the first time since the financial crisis after the record-breaking contraction in the second quarter, which follows a 2.2% fall in theprevious three months. The grim second-quarter figures showed the UK sufferedthe biggest economic hit from the pandemic in western Europe, even beatingSpain’s eye-watering 18.5% drop.
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak said that the ONS figures confirm that "hard times arehere" as Britain officially entered into the largest recession on record. Thefigures showed the coronavirus pandemic sent the economy plunging by 20.4%between April and June.
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Reacting to the ONS employment figures, health minister Edward Argar said the Government always knew coronavirus would have an "economic impact". Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
India has a poor record of women’s participation in the workforce. Less than a quarter of women were employed before the pandemic, ranking India among the bottom 10 countries in the world in terms of..
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